Scottish Cup as it happened

St MIrren ease past Queen of the South while Stranraer and Forfar also progress to the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.

10 December 2013 Last updated at 19:12

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As it happened

  1. 1915: 

    Vying for the right to face high-flying Dundee United in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.

    That's the prize awaiting St Mirren or Queen of the South in one of tonight's three Scottish Cup fourth-round replays.

  2. 1916: 

    The winners of Brechin v Forfar will be at home to St Johnstone in the fifth round, while Clyde or Stranraer are battling for the right to face Inverness CT.

  3. 1917: 
    Tonight's games (1945 kick offs)

    St Mirren v Queen of South

    Forfar v Brechin

    Stranraer v Clyde

  4. 1918: 

    Michael Paton's strike earned a replay for the Doonhamers after a 2-2 draw at Palmerston and QoS boss Jim McIntyre says his side will go on the offensive in Paisley...

  5. 1919: 
    Queen of South boss Jim McIntyre
    Queen of the South boss Jim McIntyre

    "We always try to attack teams and we will do that in this game as well.

    "We are away from home against a side that are very playing very solidly in the league above us, but we have a chance.

    "We deserved to win last time but didn't take our chances. It's under the floodlights and the pitch looks magnificent: bring it on!"

  6. 1920: 

    Martyn Fotheringham's stoppage-time equaliser at Glebe Park earned Forfar a replay against Brechin, while Clyde and Stranraer do it all again after a 1-1 draw at Broadwood.

  7. 1921: 

    Have you headed along to one of tonight's replays? Will your boys get through to the last 16 of the Scottish Cup?

    Text 80295 with your pearls of wisdom and tweet me @bbcthomasmcg using the hashtag #bbcsportscot

  8. 1924: 

    Forfar: Douglas, McCabe, Faero, Dods, Iain Campbell, Kader, Fusco, Dale, Fotheringham, Templeman, Swankie. Subs: Craig Smith, Hay, Andrews, Ross Campbell, McManus, Hill, Malin.

    Brechin: Smith, Steven Jackson, Hay, McLauchlan, Brown, Petrie, Molloy, Robb, Trouten, Andrew Jackson, Carcary. Subs: Nelson, Barr, Donnelly, Walker, Cameron, McLean.

    Referee: John McKendrick

  9. 1926: 

    St Mirren: Kello, van Zanten, McAusland, McGregor, Grainger, Newton, Goodwin, McLean, McGinn, Harkins, Thompson. Subs: Mair, Caprice, Reilly, Kelly, Naismith, Brady, Dilo.

    Queen of South: Clark, Mitchell, Higgins, Durnan, Holt, McKenna, Burns, Carmichael, McShane, Russell, Lyle. Subs: Kevin Dzierzawski, Aidan Smith, Slattery, McGuffie, Dowie, Atkinson, Orsi.

    Referee: John Beaton

  10. 1928: 
    St Mirren boss Danny Lennon

    "Queen of the South have given us a few problems and will be keen to claim a scalp. We need to be ready for the challenge..."


    Neilly: "Famous? They're playing St Mirren mate."

    Do you want to be pursued by an angry Paisley Panda??


    Louise from Kirrie: "Forfar have a current internationalist in the team! Odmar Faero!"

  13. 1940: 

    Stranraer: Mitchell, Robertson, Rumsby, McKeown, Docherty, Borris, Aitken, Gallagher, Stirling, McKenna, Longworth. Subs: Fahey, Bell, Grehan, Winter, MacGregor, Lloyd Kinnaird, Forde.

    Clyde: Rajovic, Brown, McQueen, Gray, MacDonald, Frances, McCluskey, Capuano, Sweeney, Watt, Daly. Subs: Ferguson, Scullion, MacBeth, Marsh, Dickie.

    Referee: Alan Muir.

  14. 1943: 

    Kick-off at our three fourth-round replays just a couple of minutes away...

  15. 1945: 

    We're under way!

  16. 1946:  
    Jim Spence, BBC Sport
    Forfar's Station Park

    "Forfar v Brechin: Ready To Rumble!"

  17. 1949: 

    Queen of the South keeper Zander Clark claims a deep cross sent in by Danny Grainger as St Mirren search for an early breakthrough in Paisely.

  18. 1952: 
    GOAL- Forfar 0-1 Brechin (Jackson)

    Brechin break the deadlock, Andy Jackson rifling home the opener at Station Park. Jackson collected a superb ball through from Steven Robb and fired home past Forfar's veteran keeper Rab Douglas.

  19. 1955: 

    Queen of the South boss Jim McIntyre vowed his side would attack St Mirren tonight and the Championship outfit are following their manager's orders to the letter.

    A little more composure in the final third could pose problems for Danny Lennon's men.

  20. 1956: 

    St Mirren marksman Steven Thompson connects with a long ball downfield but there's little in the way in support for the striker and QoS repel the danger.

  21. 2000: 

    More like it from the Buddies as Kenny McLean fizzes in a low shot that forces QoS keeper Zander Clark into his first save of the game and he tips it away for a corner.

  22. 2002: 
    GOAL- St Mirren 1-0 QoS (Harkins)

    The Buddies draw first blood as Kenny MacLean's cross is knocked down by Steven Thompson and Gary Harkins converts at the second time of asking.

  23. 2004: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Mark Wilson

    "Great play from St Mirren..."

  24. 2006: 
    GOAL- Forfar 1-1 Brechin (Templeman)

    Chris Templeman towers above the Brechin defence to bullet a header home as Forfar equalise at Station Park. Game. On.


    John Moore: "It's St Mirren, not Rangers or Celtic. You're worse than Dougie Vipond"

    Ouch, that hurt!

  26. 2008: 

    Falling behind to that Gary Harkins strike has momentarily knocked the wind from Queen of the South's sails.

    BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson says the Championship outfit need to "dig" their way back into this Cup replay.

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    Gary Harkins fired St Mirren in front in Paisley

    Gary Harkins fired St Mirren in front following a bright start by Queen of the South.

  28. 2014: 

    Gary Harkins come within a whisker of grabbing his and St Mirren's second. The goalscorer, who could have played in Steven Thompson, opts to shoot and his effort whistles past the post.

  29. 2015: 

    It remains goalless at Stair Park between Stranraer and Clyde, meanwhile David Silva has pulled a goal back for Man City against Bayern Munich. The mighty Germans lead 2-1...

  30. 2016: 

    St Mirren are knocking the ball about confidently but they've been unable to double their lead against a determined QoS outfit.

  31. 2019: 

    BBC Sportsound pundit and Dundee Utd defender Mark Wilson is doing a spying mission on his side's opponents in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.

    Wilson quips that, with the next round not being played until 8/9 February, he'll probably have forgotten all his nuggets of info!

    You should've brought a dictaphone Mark!

  32. 2021: 

    Danny Grainger whips in a sumptuous cross and QoS goalkeeper Zander Clark displays Ninja-like reflexes to push away John McGinn's header. The Buddies remain a goal to the good as they seek to extend their advantage before the break.

  33. 2023: 

    Suddenly, QoS are on the attack and Marian Kello gets caught under a deep cross. The ball finds its way to Derek Lyle and he fizzes in a shot that narrowly clears the crossbar.

    A warning from Jim McIntyre's men that they're far from out of this Scottish Cup replay.

  34. 2025: 

    With St Mirren leading courtesy of Gary Harkins's strike, the onus is on Queen of the South to raise the tempo, according to BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson.

  35. 2030: 
    HALF-TIME- St Mirren 1-0 QoS

    The Buddies have got one foot in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup courtesy of Gary Harkins's goal.

  36. 2031: 
    HALF-TIME- Forfar 1-1 Brechin

    Chris Templeman cancels out Andy Jackson's early opener to ensure they go in at the break all-square in the Angus derby.

  37. 2033: 
    HALF-TIME- Stranraer 0-0 Clyde

    It's goalless at Stair Park, not a lot to write home about for our intrepid pundit Derek Ferguson....

  38. 2045: 

    Here we go in the second half...

  39. 2046: 

    Queen of the South come roaring out of the traps at the start of the second half in Paisley and Iain Russell is unable to put the seal on some impressive play down the right flank.

    John McGinn is then booked for a late challenge on QoS keeper Zander Clark.

  40. 2051: 
    GOAL- Forfar 1-2 Brechin (Trouten pen)

    Brechin restore their lead in the Angus derby, Alan Trouten firing home the penalty spot after Neil McCabe felled Darren Petrie in the box.


    John Forsyth: "Don't get the idea this 100mph stuff. That's at least 20mph short. 22 players to stay on pitch? Doubt it."

  42. 2056: 
    GOAL- Stranraer 0-1 Clyde (Watt)

    The Bully Wee break the deadlock at Stair Park, Kevin Watt applying the finish following a long ball deep into Stranraer territory.

  43. 2057: 

    Queen of the South are growing in confident in Paisley. Iain Russell sees his effort deflected just wide amid encouraging signs for Jim McIntyre's men.

  44. 2102: 
    GOAL- Stranraer 1-1 Clyde (Stirling)

    Stranraer are level as Andrew Stirling lashes home from close range.

  45. 2104: 
    GOAL- Stranraer 2-1 Clyde (McKeown)

    Stranraer nudge their noses in front with a second goal in as many minutes. Frank McKeown collects Chris Aitken's cross before rifling a shot high into the net. What a turnaround!

  46. 2107: 
    BBC Sportsound commentator Rob Maclean
    St Mirren goalscorer Gary Harkins and team-mate Connor Newton

    "You start to wonder whether one goal might win this one..."

  47. 2110: 

    St Mirren are seeing attacks time and again fizzle out in the final third as they attempt to be a little too clever in their attempts to double their lead and seal a last-16 tie against Dundee United.

  48. 2114: 
    GOAL- St Mirren 2-0 QoS (Thompson)

    Marc McAusland's shot is deflected into the path of predatory marksman Steven Thompson and he makes no mistake to double St Mirren's lead and all but seal their passage to the fifth round.

  49. 2115: 

    Gary Harkins feeds John McGinn and QoS keeper Zander Clark has to race from his line to save at the feet of McGinn. The Buddies are flying with 15 minutes remaining.

  50. 2117: 

    As things stand, St Mirren, Brechin and Stranraer are heading into the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.

  51. 2120: 

    Derek Lyle spurns a great chance to reduce the deficit and get QoS back into the game. He shoots into the ground before his effort is saved well by Marian Kello. What a chance for the Championship side!

  52. 2122: 
    BBC Sportsound commentator Rob Maclean

    "It's starting to fizzle out for Queen of the South..."

  53. 2123: 
    GOAL- Forfar 2-2 Brechin (Malin)

    Are we heading for extra-time at Station Park? Gavin Malin fires home the equaliser for Forfar with five frenzied minutes remaining.

    Try saying that on the radio without losing your false teeth...

  54. 2127: 
    GOAL- St Mirren 3-0 QoS (Kelly)

    The Buddies make it three, Sean Kelly with a superb shot into the top corner.

  55. 2130: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Mark Wilson

    "It's been a thoroughly professional performance tonight by St Mirren and they've approached the game in the right way."

  56. 2131: 
    GOAL- Stranraer 3-1 Clyde (Longworth)

    Jamie Longworth collects Mark Docherty's dab forward to notch Stranraer's third of the night.

  57. 2133: 
    St Mirren 3-0 QoS

    The Buddies are through to the last 16 and a tie at Tannadice against Dundee United. QoS were unable to break St Mirren down and Danny Lennon's men proved too strong.

  58. 2135: 
    GOAL- Stranraer 4-1 Clyde (Grehan)

    Martin Grehan makes it four as Stranraer put Clyde to the sword in style.

  59. 2136: 
    FULL-TIME- Stranraer 4-1 Clyde

    A second half goal blitz sees Stranraer secure a last-16 tie at Inverness CT.

  60. 2137: 
    FULL-TIME- Forfar 2-2 Brechin

    Extra time at Station Park after Forfar grabbed that late, late equaliser...

  61. 2140: 
    St Mirren boss Danny Lennon
    St Mirren boss Danny Lennon

    "We're delighted to be through to the next round. QoS were very energetic and I'm surprised where they are in the Championship table at the moment (seventh).

    "That's a fifth clean sheet in nine games now and that shows how hard we're working as a team."


    Tom Watson: "Well done Danny Lennon, who is now no longer listed as 'beleaguered' or even 'under-pressure' on the managerial 'at risk' list"

  63. 2144: 
    GOAL- Forfar 2-3 Brechin (Walker)

    The visitors are ahead again, Allan Walker is the man doing the business in front of goal to make it 3-2 in the first period of extra time at Station Park.

  64. 2147: 
    Queen of South manager Jim McIntyre

    "We looked nervous and St Mirren were deserved winners tonight. That's a sore one because we're better than that.

    "St Mirren made the most of their second opportunity, we didn't."

    Clyde FC

    "Well done and thanks to the Clyde supporters who made the trip to Stranraer this evening. The team do appreciate your support."

  66. 2154: 

    Into the second period of extra time at Stair Park and Brechin lead 3-2 and are looking likely to face St Johnstone in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.

  67. 2157: 
    GOAL- Forfar 3-3 Brechin (Templeman)

    They've done it! Three times Forfar have been behind and three times they've found an equaliser. Chris Templeman heads his second of a thrilling Cup tie...

  68. 2203: 

    Forfar keeper Rab Douglas rolls back the years with a stunning save to deny Barr.

    BBC Sportsound pundit Jim Spence marvels at Douglas's "mountainous magnitude" - great stuff...

  69. 2210: 
    FULL-TIME- Forfar 3-3 Brechin

    Full time in extra time; penalties to come...

  70. 2112: 
    Rab Douglas saves Brechin penalty!
    Forfar 1-0 Brechin (Mallin)
    Forfar 1-1 Brechin (Jackson)
    Forfar 2-1 Brechin
    Forfar 2-2 Brechin (Barr)
    Forfar 3-2 Brechin (Fusco)
    Forfar 3-3 Brechin (Hay)
    Campbell's penalty saved by Smith!
    Forfar 4-3 Brechin

    Forfar are through to the last 16 of the Scottish Cup and set up a home tie against St Johnstone. Craig Smith was the man who slotted home the winning penalty.

    BBC Sportsound's Jim Spence: you are a legend sir!


    Graham: "Classic!!!! Spency at his best!"

    Steve, South Queensferry: "Haha that was hilarious. Can he do all the penalties please!"

  80. 2220: 

    So, St Mirren, Stranraer and Forfar progress to the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.

    The Buddies travel to Tannadice in the next round to face Dundee United while Stranraer face Inverness CT and Forfar take on St Johnstone.

    Thanks for your company, we're back tomorrow for Celtic's Champions League trip to Barcelona. Hope you can join us then, cheers.

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